U.S. News Awards MHS National Gold Medal

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U.S. News and World Report has ranked Malibu High School (MHS) 53rd among California high schools — an advancement from its 68th-place ranking in 2015. 

This year’s publication surveyed over 2,400 public, charter and magnet high schools from across the state and determined rankings using college readiness scores based on demographics, state test scores and college prep exams. 

The report also ranked MHS 351st nationally, earning it a gold medal designated for the 500 high schools ranked within the country’s top 2.5 percent. U.S. News examined over 20,000 public schools nationwide based on overall student performance on state-required tests, performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, and how effectively schools educated their least advantaged students. MHS moved up nine positions from last year’s national ranking of 360.

“This recognition by a highly respected publication illustrates that our stellar teachers, staff and leaders are truly supporting and preparing our students for college and career,” Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon said in a release. “We congratulate each school site team and our students for their hard work, dedication and forward-thinking.”